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Posadas, Posadas & Vecino

RUTA 8, KM 17500, OF 115, CP 91600, ZONAMERICA, MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
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Work +598 2518 2950
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Web:
www.ppv.com.uy

Tomas Gurméndez

Tel:
Work +(5982)6041604
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Posadas, Posadas & Vecino

Work Department

Corporate Law

Position

Partner. Mr. Gurméndez works in the Area of Corporate Law, highly specialized in M&A, Banking and Finance, Foreign investment and Energy Law.

Career

Mr. Gurméndez represents domestic and foreign companies, as well as banking institutions, on financial and commercial transactions, including M&A, shareholders’ agreements, syndicated loans, joint ventures, trusts and commercial agreements in general. Between 2005 and 2007 he worked for Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP in New York, where he gained significant experience in banking law, energy law and international arbitration. Mr. Gurméndez is a professor of Economic Transactions Law at Universidad ORT in Uruguay and has been cited by renowned international publications for his professional work in the cited areas.

Languages

Spanish and English

Member

- Colegio de Abogados del Uruguay (Uruguayan Bar Association); - International Bar Association (IBA)

Education

- Doctor in Law and Social Sciences - Universidad Católica del Uruguay; - LLM - Master of Laws in Corporate Law - New York University (NYU), USA.


Uruguay

Banking and finance

Within: Leading lawyers

Tomás Gurméndez - Posadas, Posadas & Vecino

Within: Banking and finance

A ‘reliable firm’ fielding ‘very capable partners’, Posadas, Posadas & Vecino impresses with its ‘strong combination of transactional and regulatory expertise’. The practice acts for a broad base of financial institutions, institutional investors, broker-dealers and financial advisers, and has a strong showing in renewable energy projects. Recent headline work saw group head Tomás Gurméndez advise national utility Administración Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas (UTE) on the financing of a 70MW wind farm project, which involved a $44m IPO. On the lender side, Gurméndez advised the senior lenders on the $82m project financing of Sky Solar’s new solar farm in North Uruguay. Pablo Sequeira, who advised Bankinter on a $7m credit facility to Servicios Forestales Aprofor, is also highlighted.

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Corporate/M&A

Within: Corporate/M&A

The ‘responsive and knowledgeable’ team at Posadas, Posadas & Vecino is particularly active in agribusiness, energy and natural resources, financial services and real estate matters, with a prominent record in high-profile foreign investment deals. Tomás Gurméndez is a ‘great lawyer’ and notably landed a key role in one of the most high-profile transactions to hit the market: namely, advising Fairfax Financial Holdings on the Uruguayan aspects of its $240m acquisition of the commercial and consumer insurance operations of AIG in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay and Venezuela. Gurméndez also acted with Fernando de Posadas to assist BTG Pactual with its $403m acquisition of Weyerhaeuser’s operations in Uruguay. Tomás Guerrero jointly leads the team alongside Gurmendez and de Posadas.

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